Library and Resource Center

Committed to Mercy's mission of nurturing life-long learners and global citizens, who are curious about and engaged with the world, and who act from a base of faith and compassion, Mercy High School Resource Center/Library actively supports each Mercy student in becoming a self-directed reader and competent user of information. Our Resource Center staff collaborates with Mercy's faculty, provides class and one-on-one instruction in research, and offers friendly help in exploring the library's books, magazines, and electronic resources, and in thoughtful use of the Internet.

Fun reading resources for the girls

Mercy Library Catalog

The Library Catalog is available for your resource needs. Direct access to the databases and our e-book collection is included within our catalog. If you are on campus access requires no password, although you will need to login to Destiny/Google to see the full list of databases available. If you are accessing from home passwords are available in this document. The full Fiction collection can also be searched by title, author or genre. For a quick search use the widget below.

Overdrive e-book and audiobook collection

Students, Faculty, and Staff can checkout e-books and audiobooks any time through our e-book provider OverDrive. NEW IN 2017-18 we are now part of the BAISL Overdrive consortium. A combined library with other Bay Area Schools, we now have access to many more e-books.

Login Information: When prompted click the button to login through Destiny/Google. You will need to be signed on to your Mercy google account. If you have any problems please contact Mrs Murphy - smurphy@mercyhsb.com, or 650-762-1162.


Library hours and twitter feed

Monday - Friday
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Please note, that if a change in library hours is made
it will be announced to the students via Schoology.

Questions, please contact Mrs. Sarah Murphy, Library Coordinator
at 650-762-1162 or via email at smurphy@mercyhsb.com.


Click HERE to see the Library Blog


Exploring books and the library

Hailey has just turned 22, and to celebrate she has put together a long list of her favorites. If you are looking for ideas for your next fun read Mrs Murphy would also recommend any one of these. We have most in the library, but if we don't, just let Mrs Murphy know and we will get it in for you. Remember to check out Overdrive too - the list of books on there is long and getting longer each month!


Meet the Author

Andy Weir is SO corny! Mrs Murphy loves him to pieces, and it was great to meet him in late November. Look for a signed copy of Artemis on our shelves very soon!




Tinkerspace

Look here for future Engineering club project links and photos of our Tinkerspace in action.

First Engineering club project - Create a firefly in a bottle that glimmers all night - in felt

Or for those more advanced - create an arduino controlled musical instrument in felt.

First 3D printing project for Engineering club. Design and test and redesign and print Genre label holders for the library shelving.

Links for Gov projects and research

The library subscribes to Congressional Digest online, and below there are links to important local and federal legislative web sites. Password for Congressional Digest online is here.

Feel free to reach out to Mrs Murphy if you would like help with navigating these sites.

Congressional Digest

Legiscan

https://legiscan.com/

A web page with full text of laws for states and federal laws.

Links for History projects and research

This is a collection of a few miscellaneous interesting sites and videos that might supplement your history project.

Oldmapsonline.com has searchable maps of all ages. Very cool.

http://oldmapsonline.org

Tuskagee University's hidden audio collection of voices from the Civil Rights era. Fascinating and substantial collection of audio.

http://www.sscommons.org/openlibrary/#3|collections|7730897||Tuskegee20University20Archives3A20Audio20Collection|||

This is a collection of sources for Ms Roughgarden's History project for the summer reading "All Hell Broke Loose".

https://collections.follettsoftware.com/collection/596cff8314d3b10011adf954


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